SummerProgramme_ImageDuring July and August we’re looking for people to get active and get involved in tidying up the local area.  There are going to be community clean ups on Wednesday mornings and gardening sessions at Kingsway Court Community Garden on a Thursday morning.

It’s a great opportunity to meet new people, improve your community, get outdoors and have fun.  You don’t need any special skills or to be a fantastic gardener, you just need to be prepared to join in.

The first community clean up will be happening at 11am on Wednesday 6th July.  We’re meeting at 11.00am at the Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre and will be out for about 2 hours.  Everyone is welcome to come, but under 16s need to be accompanied by an adult.  Litter picks and hi-viz will be provided, but you’d be advised to not wear your best clothes.

The first gardening session will be at 10am on Thursday 7th July, meeting at the Kingsway Court Community Garden (just off the junction of Kingsway and Danes Drive) and the sessions will run from 10.00am to 1.00pm.  Again you can just turn up.

We look forward to seeing you and enjoying a summer of getting outdoors and active! For more information please contact Sarah on 07943 080593 or sarah@dumbartonroad.com Our summer programme is funded by the Integrated Grant Fund.

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GWR_Woodstock_2016Glasgow Wood Recycling is holding their annual Woodstock event from 11am to 3pm on Saturday 30th July 2016.  Woodstock is a celebration of all things wood and a free, fun family day.

There will be free food, superb raffle prizes and a 20% discount off all the Glasgow Wood stock products. And lots of live music by local bands from 12.30pm – 3.00pm – featuring Damage Control Limited from Whiteinch.

De’ils On Wheels will be along at the event offering free Dr Bike checks so make sure you get on your bike to Woodstock!

Come along and meet the team. Families, kids and pets welcome!

You can find our more on the Facebook event page or on the Glasgow Wood Recycling website.

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BikeAbilityLogoOver the past few months we have been working on behalf of Glasgow City Council Road Safety team with pupils from several local primary schools to help them achieve their Bikeability Scotland Level 2 on road cycle training certificates.

Bikeability Scotland is a cycle training scheme designed to give children the skills and confidence they need both to cycle safely on the roads, and to encourage them to carry on cycling into adulthood.  Bikeability Scotland is managed by Cycling Scotland on behalf of the Bikeability Scotland Delivery Group.

There are 3 levels available:

  • Level 1 teaches basic bike skills in the playground and is aimed at Primary 5 pupils
  • Level 2 teaches basic bike skills in a controlled live road environment and is aimed at Primary 6 pupils
  • Level 3 is a more advanced course suitable for schools who are able to commit additional time for on road training and is aimed at Primary 7 pupils.

We have been working with Yoker Primary, Bankhead Primary, St Brendan’s Primary and Whiteinch Primary and a big congratulations to all the pupils who successfully achieved their certificates. Happy cycling!

WhiteinchBikeClub_logoThe Whiteinch Bike Club will be taking a break over the summer and will start back in late August / early September.

The group meets every two weeks on a Thursday evening for a club night and a Saturday for a cycle ride.

Whiteinch Bike Club is one of our partners in the West Glasgow Pedallers We Go Pedal project.

20160624_AirQuality01Glasgow City Council has recently installed an air quality monitoring station in Northinch Street in Whiteinch. This follows on from pressure from the local community as part of the campaign against the WH Malcolm proposal for a gasification plant on South Street.

We are awaiting a further update from the Council with regards to what is being monitored and, very importantly, when and how the data will be available. Similar stations measure PM10 and PM2.5 particulate matter, Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and Nitric oxide (NO).

Air pollution is a serious public health issue in Scotland and the rest of the UK with PM10 and NO2 which are known to be linked with serious health problems including heart attacks, strokes, respiratory illness and early death

The Scottish Government’s Scottish Air Quality website provides live updates on 91 monitoring stations across the country including several in the Greater Glasgow area http://www.scottishairquality.co.uk/ The three locations in the west of Glasgow are:

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Ferry-288x432It’s back! A FREE ferry service will operate between Govan and the Riverside Museum from 27 June to 18 September. The free ferry service will operate daily between the hours of 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday and 9.45am – 5.30pm at the weekends.

The ferry departs from the pontoon at the bottom of Water Row and will shuttle backwards and forwards continually throughout the day. Simply turn up when you are ready to sail!

The ferry will operate up until 18 September which means this will cover the whole of the Doors Open Day 2016 week which runs from 12-18 Sep – and there are come great places to visit in Govan including the Govan Stones!

For more information about Govan and what’s happening check out the Get Into Govan website.

PartickLibrary_ImageGlasgow Libraries are piloting two Social Justice, Human Rights and Climate Justice Information Hubs at Partick and Hillhead Libraries. They have a series of films and events at Partick Library to complement the info hubs and get you Informed, Inspired and Involved. Come along and find out more!

Tuesday 12 July, 6pm-7.45pm – – Community Power Scotland: From Island Grids to Solar Co-opsShort Film and discussion around community activism in Scotland (Take One Action Glasgow Group screening)

Thursday 21 July, 6pm-7.45pm – Glasgow’s New Resilience Strategy – What’s it all about! – talk and interactive workshop from Glasgow City Council Land and Environmental Services

Tuesday 26 July, 5.45pm–7.45pm, Screening starts 6pm –Landfill Harmonic – “The world sends us garbage we send back music.” (Take One Action Glasgow Group screening)

Download the poster here SocialJusticeEvents_PartickLibrary_Jul2016

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20160706_WHMalcolm12The Reporter appointed by the Scottish Government to consider the appeal against the Council’s decision to reject the WH Malcolm planning application recently undertook a visit to the site and surrounding area.

Representatives from several local organisations that have been campaigning against the development were invited to attend part of the visit with the Reporter. The organisations included:

  • Yoker Community Council
  • Whiteinch Community Council
  • Scotstoun Community Council
  • Jordanhill Community Council & Victoria Park Residents Association
  • Harland Cottages Residents Association

The purpose of this visit was to allow the reporter to become familiar with all the physical aspects of the site and the surrounding area and gain a better understanding of the features of the site that relate to the appeal.

We are expecting the reporter’s final decision to be made in the next 4 to 6 weeks and we will keep you informed of developments.

All the information and communication relating to the appeal can be found on the Scottish Government’s Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals website. The case reference number is PPA-260-2055.

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Welcome to DRCET!! We deliver a wide range of environmental projects and services across the West of Glasgow and beyond.

We work to protect and enhance the local environment and to increase the wellbeing and resilience of local people and communities.

Read on to find out more about what we do and - get active, get involved and make a difference!

WH Malcolm lodge appeal against decision

De'ils On Wheels Bike Workshop

Contact Details

Main Office
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL
t: 0141 433 0427
e: getinvolved@
dumbartonroad.com

De'ils On Wheels
Wed 11am-3pm, Thu 1pm-5pm
40 Kingsway Court, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 9SU
m: 07515 879747
e: deilsonwheels@
dumbartonroad.com

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DRCET is a recognised Scottish Charity (Charity No SC035954) and a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland (Company No SC273114). Registered office as shown above.

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